Sources: Cardinals signing cornerback LeQuan Lewis

The Arizona Cardinals are signing former New England Patriots cornerback LeQuan Lewis to a two-year contract following a successful tryout, according to league sources.

Lewis, 25, played collegiately at Arizona State.

The athletic 5-foot-11, 190-pounder has five career tackles, two pass deflections and one interception.

Lewis went undrafted out of college and has previous stints with the New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears and the Patriots.

Over the past year, Lewis has worked out for several teams, including the Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers, Detroit Lions and the St. Louis Rams.

Now, the California native is landing a job with the Cardinals.

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Kenny Britt, Jeff Fisher reunite in St. Louis

Former Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt has reunited with coach Jeff Fisher, agreeing to a one-year, $1.4 million contract that includes $550,000 guaranteed, according to ESPN.

The deal is worth up to $2.9 million.

Britt dealt with off-field problems while he was with the Titans and tore his anterior cruciate ligament in 2010.

A Titans first-round draft pick in 2009 out of Rutgers, Britt caught nine touchdowns in 2010.

He lost his starting job and wasn't active for three of the last four games.

Britt visited the Rams, Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers.

Big and fast at 6-foot-3, 223 pounds, Britta caught 42 passes in both 2009 and 2010.

Britt, 25, has caught 157 career passes for 2,450 yards and 19 touchdowns.

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Source: Ryan Clark joins Redskins on one-year deal

Former Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark has agreed to a one-year contract with the Washington Redskins, according to a league source.

Clark, 34, visited the Redskins weeks ago and maintained a dialogue with the NFC East franchise throughout the free agent process.

He visited the Seattle Seahawks last week.

Clark also drew interest from the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens.

An aggressive, hard-hitting free safety, he has played in one Pro Bowl. Clark once knocked former Ravens running back Willis McGahee unconscious with a devastating tackle during the 2008 AFC championship game, giving him a concussion.

Clark, who has played for the Steelers in the past eight seasons of a 12-year NFL career, started every game last season, finishing with 104 tackles and two interceptions.

For his career, the 5-foot-11, 205-pound former Louisiana State standout has 827 tackles, 15 interceptions, five forced fumbles and 3.5 sacks.

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Mike Zimmer has concerns with Johnny Manziel

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said that Johnny Manziel's Pro Day workout at Texas A&M was a "sideshow."

Well, Zimmer took it a step further, publicly revealing he has some concerns about the former Heisman Trophy winner after meeting with him following his Pro Day.

Appearing on radio station 104.9 The Horn in Austin, Texas, Zimmer explained why he's a tad weary about Manziel.

“We asked him all kinds of questions. … There are some flags that come up,” Zimmer said.  “All of the things that happened out in Los Angeles, the commercials and all that stuff; the position of quarterback in the NFL is such an important position and the reason these guys need to be a totally football-minded guy is the pressure of the position and being the face of an NFL team and doing everything right. That’s the thing you want to know about him — will he be into work early every single day? Will be the last to leave? Will he be the guy that is working the hardest to get better?"

Since his stunning redshirt freshman season at Texas A&M, Manziel has been a high-profile figure, essentially becoming a national celebrity before embarking on an NFL career.

He's been criticized for partying underage and was involved in a mini-controversy when he prematurely left the Manning Passing Academy last year. He was engulfed in a larger controversy when it was alleged he was paid to sign autographs, though he only served a half-game suspension as punishment.

As a college athlete, he struck a friendship with rapper Drake and since making the decision to leave amateur athletics, he recently made a cameo in a recent McDonald's commercial featuring LeBron James.

Zimmer's point seems to be centered on the type of person Manziel sees himself at this level. With the Vikings needing a quarterback and picking eighth overall, he's going to leave no stone unturned.

“I guess the thing you have to figure out is, is this just another part of the things that happened a couple of years ago after he won the Heisman Trophy or is he just a different person as far as wanting the limelight or just wanting to prove that he can do things the right way,” Zimmer said. “I guess it maybe brings a few questions marks in. Is he going to conform to typically what the NFL is or what everyone else has done before him including what the great players in the game have done before him, or is he going to try to be the celebrity man guy that he was maybe a year-and-a-half ago?”

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Buccaneers try out wide receiver Marlon Moore

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers tried out former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Marlon Moore, according to a league source.

Moore, 26, has 19 career receptions for 306 yards and two touchdowns.

He caught seven passes for 62 yards last season, one catch with the San Francisco 49ers in six games, and the other receptions in eight games for the Dolphins.

Moore went undrafted out of Fresno State.

Moore is an accomplished special-teams contributor.

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Source: Jacoby Ford, Rich Ohrnberger visit Jets

The New York Jets tried out former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford and former San Diego Chargers offensive lineman Rich Orhnerberger, according to a league source.

Neither was immediately signed to a contract.

Ford is a former track standout at Clemson.

Ford caught 13 passes for 99 yards and no touchdowns last season.

In four NFL seasons, Ford has 57 catches for 848 yards and three touchdowns.

Ford ran the 40-yard dash in 4.28 seconds at the NFL scouting combine in 2010.

Ohrnberger is a former New England Patriots fourth-round draft pick from Penn State.

He played in 13 games last season with one start for the Chargers.

Two seasons ago, he played in 13 games and started four for the Arizona Cardinals.

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Eagles sign Andrew Gardner

The Philadelphia Eagles signed former Houston Texans offensive lineman Andrew Gardner to their offseason roster.

Gardner is a former Miami Dolphins sixth-round draft pick from Georgia Tech.

Gardner played in six games in three seasons with the Texans.

He's a 6-foot-6, 309-pounder who played in one game for the Dolphins as a rookie in 2009.

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NFL Prospect Focus: Chris Borland and Jordan Tripp

Chris Borland – Linebacker – Wisconsin
Size –
5113 – 248 – 4.83

Strong Points – Very productive, instincts, shed, defense run, pass drop, zone coverage, effective pass blitzer

Weak Points – Height, very short arms, will miss some tackles because of his short arms, average timed speed, man coverage

2013 Stats – 112 total tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, four sacks

Summation – Chris is a fifth-year senior and a three-and-a-half-year starter for the Badgers. He started the last half of his freshman year in 2009 but then got injured in game three of 2010 and took an injury redshirt. He was a starter from 2011 – 2013. He played the Will linebacker position for Wisconsin in 2013.

Borland is very instinctive and very productive. He is the consummate overachiever. When you look at him, you say that he is not supposed to make the plays that he does. He is short wth short arms and has very average speed. Still, he is athletic and explosive with very good short area quickness and change of direction. His instincts and reactions are so good that it allows him to play much faster than he times.
When playing the inside run, he is quick to react and fill. While he can be slow to shed blocks at times because of his short arms, he is able to slip or avoid blocks with his quickness. He has a great feel for plays and is always around the ball. When playing the outside run, he shows very good anticipation and has the lateral agility and quickness to get to the play.

While he has a large number of tackles, he will miss some because he can’t consistently wrap-up with his short arms. He is a hitter and is very competitive.

In pass coverage, he is best in zone. He takes good drops, getting depth, and has good receiver awareness. He can struggle some in man coverage because he lacks the size and speed to consistently stay with bigger players. As a blitzer, he is effective because he can avoid blocks and times his blitz well.

If Boreland were a little taller and had longer arms he would be a first round pick. While he lacks the ideal physical traits to play at the next level, he is an outstanding football player. In the right situation, he can be a starter and will be productive. Don’t ever count this kid out. He just has too much competitive fire!

Grade B 6.5

Jordan Tripp – Linebacker – Montana
Size – 6026 – 234 – 4.63

Strong Points – Size, athlete, speed, instincts, productive, dominates level of competition, pass coverage, competes, tackling

Weak Points – Level of competition, short arms, can get out of control in space, slow to shed at times

2013 Stats – 100 total tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, three interceptions

Summation – Tripp is a fifth-year senior and a four-year starter for Montana. He played in three games in 2011 before sustaining a season ending injury and was awarded an injury red-shirt year.

He plays outside linebacker. He has good size at 6026 – 234, with the frame to easily play at 240. His only physical shortcoming is short arms. He is very athletic, with speed and very good change of direction.
He is an instinctive playmaker who shows he can dominate a lower level of competition. He is competitive and plays hard every play. At times, he is so intent on getting to the ball that he can get out of control in space and ball carriers can cut back on him.

He is not overly physical and can be slow to shed at times (short arms and average hand use), but he plays so hard that he consistently makes plays. He makes a lot of plays coming from the backside because of his speed and angles. He is usually a good tackler, but at times, will hit and not wrap. He is very consistent versus the inside run.

He is very good in coverage, has the athleticism and change of direction to play man, and has the awareness to be effective in zone. He transitions very well for a linebacker and has very good hands.
While not used a lot to blitz, he is effective and will come hard. He needs to learn some redirect moves and use his hands better.

Overall, Tripp is an athlete who is still a bit raw. He is going to have to get a little bigger to play in the NFL, but he has the frame to do that. He will need a year to develop, but I can see him becoming a starter as a 4-3 Will sometime in his second year. He has the traits to be a good special teams' player while he is developing,

Grade B 6.5

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Doug Martin announces he's been cleared

Buccaneers running back Doug Martin received the news he was hoping for on Monday.

Martin was cleared to resume full activities after injuring his shoulder against the Falcons in Week 7 of the 2013 season. The Tampa Bay running back sustained a torn labrum in his shoulder.

He tweeted the news after receiving clearance.

"CLEARED!!!! Excited to be back y'all!!" he wrote on his personal twitter account.

After a dominating rookie season that saw Martin run for 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns, he was only able to run for 456 yards and one score in six games this past season.

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Carlos Rogers visiting Raiders

Former San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers is visiting the Oakland Raiders today, according to FOX Sports.

By cutting Rogers, the 49ers created $6 million in salary-cap space.

Rogers, 32, was the 49ers' nickel cornerback last season.

Rogers is a capable veteran cornerback who could help the Raiders.

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